SWANSEA AREA RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

2003/2004 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Ė Tuesday, June 8, 2004

 

Present: †† Ron Braun, Ritvars Bregzis, George Dubauskas, Marianne Fenner, Louis Gris, Merle Hudson, Frances Labelle, John Meijer, Bill Roberts, Nick Singh, Vicki Vancas

 

Regrets:Bill Haines, Peter Keefe, Sybil Wilkinson

 

Approval of Agenda:

††††††††††††††††††††††† The agenda was approved as amended upon a motion by Frances Labelle, seconded by Ritvars Bregzis, and carried.

 

Approval of Minutes:†††††††††††

The minutes of the AGM of May 14, 2003 were received and approved as presented upon a motion by George Dubauskas, seconded by Merle Hudson, and unanimously carried.

 

Membership Report:

Louis Grisreported that current paid memberships are as follows:40 single, 41 family, 1 business, 4 honorary, for a total of 86.The Membership report was approved upon a motion by Frances Labelle, seconded by George Dubauskas, and carried.

 

Treasurerís Report:

John Meijer presented the Treasurerís Report as of March 16th , 2004:

 

 

 

Statements of Financial Position (Jun 08, 2004)

 

 

 

 

 

I.Opening Balances 2003-4

 

(May 14, 2003)

 

 

 

 

 

GIC Investments

 

 

2,860.91

 

BMO Chequing Account

 

583.02

 

ING Direct Business Savings

 

4,009.15

 

Petty Cash

 

 

1.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Opening Balance

 

 

$7,454.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.Closing Balances 2003-4

 

(Jun 08, 2004)

 

 

 

 

 

GIC Investments

 

 

0.00

 

BMO Chequing Account

 

695.68

 

ING Direct Business Savings

 

8,067.16

 

Petty Cash

 

 

1.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Closing Balance

 

 

$8,763.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III. Statement of Receipts/Disbursements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receipts:

Memberships

 

1,454.00

 

Fundraising

 

871.00

 

Donations

 

 

1,025.00

 

Interest

 

 

731.77

 

Misc.

 

 

3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

 

 

4,084.77

 

 

 

 

 

Disbursements:

Administrative Expenses

534.61

 

OMB Hearings

 

1,814.40

 

Awards

 

 

75.00

 

Insurance

 

 

351.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

 

 

2,775.01

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

 

 

$1,309.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Balance for 2003-4

 

 

$7,454.20

 

 

 

 

 

plus: Receipts

 

 

 

$4,084.77

less: Disbursements

 

 

$2,775.01

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Balance for 2003-4

 

 

$8,763.96

 

 

 

 

 

John Meijer, Treasurer

 

 

 

June 8, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon motion made by John Meijer, seconded by Nick Singh and carried, the Treasurerís report was accepted.

 

John Meijer presented the following proposal for a new membership fee structure:

        Single - $12

        Single Senior (60+) - $10

        Family - $14

        Senior Family (60+) - $12

        Business - $20

 

The new fee structure was approved by the membership, with none opposed.

 

President's Report:

 

Louis Gris began by welcoming everyone to the 2004 Annual General Meeting.He thanked the current executive for their hard work and dedication, and also paid tribute to former executive members Joan Oreto (Treasurer) and Victoria Masnyk (President) for their many years of service and dedication to SARA.

 

Louis outlined some of the many issues with which SARA has dealt over the past year.SARA supported Swansea residents in their concerns about the development of 3 and 6 Windermere (the former Stelco site), and has posed tough questions regarding the impact of the other proposed condominium developments in the area, such as the site of the former Meow Club on Lakeshore Boulevard.SARA has reviewed and made submissions regarding the Toronto Official Plan, and has advocated for a moratorium on development of the Western Beaches.Louis encouraged those present to visit SARA's website for more information regarding SARA's activities.

 

Louis informed those present that Sarmite Bulte, M.P., would not appear as guest speaker at the meeting, but would attend the Federal All Candidates' Meeting directly following the AGM.

 

Louis concluded his remarks by presenting, on behalf of SARA, a gift to Bill Roberts in recognition of his 30 years of dedication and service to the Swansea community.

 

Election of Executive/Board of Directors for 2004/2005:

 

The meeting was turned over to Norm Macleod, who presented the slate of nominations for the 2004/2005 SARA Executive and Board:

 

President:Louis Gris; Vice-President: Peter Keefe; Vice-President:Nick Singh; Secretary:Merle Hudson; Treasurer:John Meijer; Directors:Ron Braun, Ritvars Bregzis, George Dubauskas, Frances Labelle, William Roberts, Sybil Wilkinson, Tamara Bernstein, Andres Cotic, Pat Reavy, Bonnie Schulman, Ed Gaglias; Past President:Peter Chant.

 

There were 3 calls for nominations from the floor, following which a motion was made by Marianne Fenner that nominations be closed and the slate of directors as listed above be elected to serve as the Executive and Board for 2004/2005.The motion was seconded by Victoria Masnyk and unanimously carried.

 

Adjournment:

 

Upon a motion by George Dubauskas, seconded by Frances Labelle, and carried, the meeting adjourned and was followed by the Federal All-Candidates' Meeting.